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Make or break for arch-reformer Macron

In June, just a few days prior to a landslide legislative victory for Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche (LRM) party, the Economist ran a cover feature that depicted him striding, beaming across a...
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2017 in Review: Latin America and the Caribbean

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, our Editor, John Bartlett, looks at the last 12 months in Latin America...

Japan’s Prime Minister calls snap election amidst regional instability 

On Monday 25 September, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo announced his government’s intention to stage a general election. The election, scheduled for October 22, is the fourth such vote to be held in Japan...

‘Brazil’s Donald Trump’ gears up for the 2018 presidential election

When Jair Bolsonaro cast his congressional vote in favour of ex-President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment in August 2016, he made an unusual dedication. In a short stunt designed to draw maximum attention, he referenced Colonel Carlos...
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India and China: Rising powers heading for conflict?

As both India and China ascend to the global top table, a great deal of attention has been afforded to the delicate relationship between these two ancient powers. There is abundant potential for regional...
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Colombia’s Bonanza Marimbera: A bygone era of Caribbean drug smuggling

Abandoned boats serve as a lingering reminder of the ‘Bonanza Marimbera’, an era of drug-smuggling that brought violence and organised crime – along with vast wealth – to Colombia’s arid northern coastline. A short walk...
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Is Corbyn Britain’s leader in waiting?

It was a momentous night for Britain’s Labour Party at its annual conference in Brighton. As has often been the case since June’s General Election, a buoyant Labour event felt more like a sell-out...
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After the independence vote: what now for Iraq’s Kurds?

The independence referendum held in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) on 20 September led to a decisive vote of 92% in favour. While the Kurdish capital of Erbil has been filled with celebrations for...
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One China for Central America, One China for the rest?

In June this year, Panama seized upon an important regional precedent as it switched its diplomatic relations from Taiwan to Beijing. Chinese President Xi Jinping hailed his Panamanian counterpart, Juan Carlos Varela, a “hero”;...
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FC Akhmat Grozny: The Establishment of a Kadyrov Dynasty

A few months ago, as the Russian Premier League took its annual summer hiatus, one club in Russia’s North Caucasian region was rebranding itself after six decades. Terek Grozny, which had been named after...

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